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christie said this sunday. his assessment of the debates. let's play ryan, please. >> i don't think one event is going to make or break this campaign. look, president obama's a very -- he's a very gifted speaker. this is mitt's first time on this kind of a stage. >> it's no secret, steve, you are conservative republican. you are not a fan of mitt romney. is this a make or break moment for his campaign on wednesday? who's right? chris christie or congressman ryan? >> well, if my head is twice as big as everybody on the panel does that mean i'm twice as smart in that's the question. >> you have to take that up with them. >> i think that they're both right in a way. i don't think one singular event will testimony the outcome unless either barack obama or mitt romney says there's no soviet domination of eastern europe. i do think one singular event can be a catalyst for an eventual outcome and begin a chain of events that we look back and say that's when the eventual outcome that we saw, eventually began to show itself. i think mitt romney needs this to be that catalyst. >> okay. are you ju
of managing expectations, the guy that has managed them in his own fashion is chris christie. i want to play a little chris christie sound doubling down on the fact that this is a big deal tomorrow night for mitt romney. >> this whole race will be turned upside down thursday morning. >> what are you doing, christie? for god sake's if romney fails to meet those heavy expectations he's going to lose the general election and the republican party and that's going to leave open 26 -- oh. >> setting aside for 2016, part of me applauds the fact that christie is saying what everybody believes which it's a proving ground for mitt romney. and some part of me believes maybe it would be good if mitt romney said you know what, tomorrow night is a big deal and there going to be some wins and losses and i want to deliver a powerful and specific message about what i want to offer and the path forward. >> you have to be able to do that. i think all that chris christie, all that was missing from the interview was a christie 2016 t-shirt. he's the worst surrogate ever. >> or maybe the best. >> i don't know. i
>> schieffer: today on "face the nation," chris christie and newt gingrich with the problems on romney. president piled on, turning his own gaffes into laugh lines. >> i want to see us export more jobs. export more products. excuse me. ( laughter ) i was-- i-- i was channeling my opponent there for a second. ( laughter ) >> schieffer: and advice and constellations. >> there are 40 days left until the election. obama cowl make a gaffe. mitt would win the debates, go could send a flood to destroy all mankind. ( laughter ) so there's hope. >> schieffer: short of building an ark, what is romney's best chance. we'll ask new jersey governor chris christie, and one-time adversary, newt gingrich. so far romney is sticking to a familiar theme, but does he need to do more? >> i will lower the tax rate. he wants to creat to raise them. i'll create jobs and he'll kill them. also marsha blackburn, bob shrum, and larry sabato from the university of virginia center for politics. as we head into first presidential debate, we'll talk about the state of america at home and abroad with the
: chris christie guaranteeing round one going to romney. >> every time mitt romney is confronted with one of these moments he performs well and laying out his vision clearly and contrasting himself with the opponent. i am confident thursday morning, george. saying it is a brand new race with 33 days to go. >> gretchen: the debate is in the university of the denver. and focus on policy. and a white woman rejected from the university of the texas because of her race. it could be a major cut back with affirmative. judge robert decided to affirm the constitutionity of obama care. botched fast and furous program linked over 300 shooting in the new mexico. more than dozen teenagers left dead. 1300 guns are still unaccounted for. the failed program was under investigation since border agent briknow terry - briantery was killed. >> former governor said the moment he realized the house keeper. he tarted looking like me. and i kind of got it. it was never discussed. i put the things together here. >> duask mildred in >> no, i didn't. it felt like i should take on the of taking care of him and her.
trying to lower expectations practically gushing over one another, but new jersey governor chris christie is going against the grain and setting the bar high for the republican nominee. >>er time mitt romney has been confronted in this campaign with one of these moments, he has come through in a debate and performed extraordinarily well laying out his vision very clearly and also contrasting himself with his vision with hoomp his opponent was at that time. so i have absolute confidence when we get to thursday morning, george, you'll be shaking your head saying it's a brand new race with 33 dap days to go. >> you almost never hear that. doing well in a debate. what on earth was chris christie doing? live from washington in an undisclosed location at the bureau, peter what was chris christie doing there? >> i have no idea, john. do you? this flies in the face of everything the romney campaign's been trying to do for the last few week. his senior adviser beth myers put out something saying the debates weren't going to impact the election and chris christie goes out and does what chris christ
, anna marie, chris christie says he can turn it around on wednesday night, and he says we're going to wake up with a fresh sense of this candidate on thursday morning. what are your thoughts? >> well, i love chris christie for a lot of reasons. he's certainly the most irreverent republican governor we have and i think maybe -- i don't know if that was a line that came from the romney campaign or if that's his own evaluation. certainly a more optimistic statement than we've heard from the romney campaign itself. it might be wishful thinking. i know chris christie tends to root for the underdog like a lot of americans. i'm actually kind of hoping mitt will do well in the debates. i hate seeing people humiliate themselves. i'm hoping for at least a decent performance from mitt romney. whether or not it will turn things around, you know, i think people have been talking about it all day, debates tend to not completely reverse the course of things. they tend to either entrench a narrative or just make things kind of tighten up a little bit. i don't think we're going to see those polls t
outspoken supporters, new jersey governor chris christie, also making a bold prediction that governor romney will do very well and his performance could change the whole race. here is governor christy from earlier today. >> he's going to come in wednesday night and have his vision for america and he's to contrast what his view is and the president's record is and the president's view for the future and the race will be turned upside down thursday morning. >> harris: we'll kick off our coverage with campaign carl cameron. and republicans are trying to draw a distinction betweening mr. obama and the republicans leading up to wednesday night. >> they have and mitt romney has been doing his level best to kind of lowering expectation. the enthusiasm from chris christie and paul ryan may be run counter to the candidate's desire and lower the bar and make it easier for him to appear to overachieve. the romney campaign recognizes the polls haven't been going their way and talked a long time the debates will be an important moment. and paul ryan was essentially trying to set the stage for mitt romney
heard this morning from governor chris christie of new jersey, i want to play you another clip from new jersey this morning. chris christ >> and so they're going start tuning in on wednesday night and when they do, governor romney's going to lay out his vision for a better and greater america and better opportunity for all of our citizens, and i think that's when you're going to see this race really start to tighten and move to governor romney's direction. come thursday morning, the entire narrative of this race is going to change. >> we heard from newt gingrich who has some experience standing on stage opposite mitt romney. he says one of the new challenges is to basically stand next to the president, indict his as he described them failed policy but doing them in a firm, respectful way. aids to both mitt romney and the president really try to get under their skin. it's moments like that that can get under the president's skin. >> that debate prep is tough because they have to challenge them with their weaknesses, that can't be fun but necessary. >>> well, just moments ago, the preside
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and republican governor chris christie didn't get the memo. s.o.p. for predebate chatter is to lower expectations for your guy by raising expectations for the other guy, like this -- >> president obama's a very gifted speaker. the man's been on the national stage for many years. he's an experienced debater. >> reporter: because this is a bipartisanly accepted strategy, like this -- >> we've expected all along that governor romney will have a good night. he's prepared more than any candidate in history, showing himself to be a very good debater. >> reporter: since you are supporting romney, you are supporting him, right? then you also need to lower the stakes for wednesday's first of three presidential debates. like this -- >> frankly, i can't remember the last time there was one of these comments that grabbed everybody's attention because, frankly, the candidates are too well-prepared. they're well-scripted. >> reporter: and like this -- >> more importantly, i don't think one event is going to make or break this campaign. >> reporter: but definitely governor christie, definitely not like this. >>
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is chris christie. c-span radio brings you three years beginning with me to the press. white house senior adviser and ralph reid. at 1:00 hear "this week" including christ christie, haley barbour. at 2:00 it is fox news sunday. chris wallace sits down with paul ryan. the state of the union follows with guests including john mccain and roy blunt, martin omalley, and david axelrod. at 4:00, the host of the face the nation talks with crist christi, newt gingrich, and marha blackburn. they are brought to you as a public service by the network and c-span. they began at noon eastern with "meet the press," "this week, fox news sunday, state of the union, and face the nation from cbs. you can listen to them all on c- span radio here in the washington, d.c. area. nationwide on xm satellite radio. you can go online to cspanradio.org. >> every nation has -- generation has sacrificed. we were then spending their money. we are now even more -- much more spending their money. we are leaving them a mass that will be a very difficult to deal with hand. just think of who was to come here first and take us
republican governor chris christie for refusing to release almost all of the $300 million in federal funds that the state was given to help all the troubled homeowners in the garden state. joining me now, democratic state assemblyman and deputy speaker gary scherer who sponsored legislation to combat the foreclosure crisis. this has to be frustrating to you, $300 million? >> extraordinarily frightening since only $4 million of the $300 million has been committed. we received, alex, those funds over a year ago, we had 58,000 foreclosures or those three months late or more on their mortgage. we have a way to correct the swas and the money is not being spent. >> i'm sure you've not been silenced about this. tell me what the governor is saying. >> that's the problem and the big problem and it's the reason why we're going to be having the special assembly hearing on the subject to understand more. we're not getting any information back from the governor. the governor when he ran for office a if few years ago spoke about transparency and open government. we're in the seeing that transparency now
. chris christie said mitt romney's performance will turn the race upside down. >> you will say we have a barn burner now. >> reporter: mitt romney's run -- paul ryan dialed back expectations. >> i don't think one event is going to make or break the campaign. >> reporter: paul ryan says mitt romney will lay out the choice voters have, especially when it comes to the economy. >>> oracle workers hear from the master tonight. he delivered the key note address. more than 50,000 people are in san francisco for the event. he described his vision of hardware and software that works together. >> oracle 12c is the foundation for an expanding business, cloud business at oracle corporation. it is the foundation, the software foundation of the oracle cloud. >> it runs through thursday. >>> a justin bieber first. on stage. what happened last night that ,,,, [ owner ] i need to expand to meet the needs of my growing business. but how am i going to fund it? and i have to find a way to manage my cash flow better. [ female announcer ] our wells fargo bankers are here to listen, offer guidance and provid
for. governor christie predicted romney could close the gap with president obama after a strong showing. >> i have confidence when we get to thursday morning you are going to be saying it is a new race. >> reporter: president obama is holding debate prep in nevada, working on keeping his answers short and concise. >> the president has to be president. he killed osama bin laden i think he can stand up to mitt romney. >> reporter: mitt romney keeps hammering the president's foreign policy calling for a new strategy in the mideast saying the obama administration has been at the mercy of events, rather than shaping them. >> juke see the first debate right -- you can see the first debate right here. beginning at 6 p.m. this wednesday. >>> october 1st, u.s. supreme court convenes new session court-watchers call it the most important docket in a decade. at 7:00, the first thing the court will do is release a list of appeals it will not consider. legal experts say california's ban on same-sex is not likely to be on that list. if it is the 9th circuit court of appeals ruling stands and s
by the candidates for their big debate. and republican chris christie made a bold prediction on abc's this week. >> every time mitt romney has been confronted in this campaign with one of these moments heap has come through in the debate and performed extraordinarily well. i have absolute confidence when we get to thursday morning, george, you are going to be shaking your race, it's a brand new race. >> reporter: christie is way off the romney campaign script. they're trying to lowe er eer expectations. >> president obama is a very gifted speaker. the man has been on the national stage many years. this is milt's first time on this stage. >> reporter: paul ryan, vice presidential nominee preparing for his own debate avoided giving details of the romney tax plan even when he was pressed. >> you haven't given me the math. >> well, i don't have the, it would take me too long to go through all the math. >> reporter: the president is in nevada tonight for what insiders call three days of debate camp at a resort outside of las vegas. they too are trying to lower expectations and believe accounts that
actually change the contours of this contest. you even had chris christie on the sunday show saying that the debates would change the narrative of this race. that is a lot of pressure the romney campaign is putting on the debates. >> mark hurry, nbc news, senior political editor, telling us those conventions do matter after all. thank you, sir, have great sunday. >>> three days until the much-anticipated first presidential debate and the romney camp betting that the showdown as you just heard there, will be a game-changer. >> governor romney is going to lay out his vision for a better and greater america for greater opportunity for all of our citizens. and i think that's when you're going to see this race really start to tighten. and then move in governor romney's direction. come thursday morning, the entire narrative of this race is going to change. >> joined by chris kofenus communications editor. chris, let me start with you. is this thing going to be as governor christie just said, is it going to be a game-changer? >> well, thanks for chris christie for raising expectations. i m
will be shaking your head it is a brand new race. jenna: new jersey governor chris christie, making a bold prediction, how about that? the bold prediction related to the first presidential debate saying governor mitt romney's performance against the president could very well change the entire race. but how important are presidential debates and how much do they really shape the outcome in november? we heard a lot. joining me someone who has done research on polling impact of past debates. larry sabato, director of center for politics at the university of virginia. larry, historically speaking how big of a deal are the first debates really? >> well it can be a dig deal, jenna. of course governor christie was right. he got off message as you know because part of the amusing previous view to a presidential debate is the attempt by both sides to run down their own candidate. about how horrible a debater they are and the other side is so terrific. so governor christie may be committed a behalf by telling the truth. if you look historically, there is a pretty good chance that mitt romney can mak
barack obama to hit knockout punches. but according to chris christie of new jersey he says this could be a game changer. >> wednesday night is the restart of this campaign. i think you will see those numbers move right back in the other direction. showers day morning the entire narrative of this race will change. >> reporter: obviously chris christie did not get the memo from the romney campaign that you are supposed to build up he can takes for your opponent. >> i don't think one event is going to make or break this campaign. president obama is a very gifted speaker. the man has been on the national stage or many years. he has done these kinds of debates before. this is mitt's first time on this kind of a stage. >> reporter: president obama has done this 8 times. governor romney continues to hit president obama on foreign policy. a new op-ed in the wal "wall stt journal" will be about domestic policy. but governor romney is planning a new speech. the following two presidential debates will include that. megyn: meantime president barack obama is in henderson, nevada. some say the city
, chris christie coming in, talking about the debate, also talking about how the press needs to ask tough questions of the president. but chris christie didn't get the memo that you're supposed to downplay expectations. yesterday he said his first debate was going to be a game changer. >> well, i don't think it really matters. people are making a little bit of a big deal about what he said. i think what matters is governor romney needs to close the gap on what i call the tug mcgraw principle, which is you've got to believe. he needs republicans and the press and independent voters to believe he can win. a lot of new polls out this morning. they all show, when this question's asked, people don't think romney's going to win, even a lot of people who support him think the president's going to win. i think that's one of the main things, stand with the president and convince people yeah, he's got a chance. >> you hear more and more people talking about the first debate being critical and it is with all the early voting going on, with the advantage that the president's taking in a lot of swing
governor chris christie set a high bar for romney. >> this is the first moment when the american people are going to be able to see these two guys side by side, laying out their vision unfiltered. and i think that's going to be a powerful moment for mitt romney. >> reporter: and an adviser for romney says they're preparing for romney to come armed. >> they've been practicing zingers for months. >> reporter: abc news political analyst matt dowd says at this point, romney and obama advisers are style over substance. >> the debates that have changed people's minds have all been about physical characteristics and mannerisms really in the modern age and not substance or policy issues. >> reporter: both have challenges. the president needs to keep his answers short to avoid sounding like the professor he was before the white house. and romney must come across relatable and really connect with the voters. karen travers, abc news, washington. >> hmm. >> all right. >> talking about the whole style not substance? >> style. style is important. and particularly just likability, what people feel lik
], we got a runner! we got a runner! apparently only chris christie did not get the memo his party nominee sucks at this. >> wednesday night is the restart of this campaign and i think you'll see those numbers start to move right back in the other direction. and this whole race will be turned upside down come thursday morning. >> what are you doing, christie? for god's sake, if romney fails to meet those heavy expectations, he's going to leave the general election, creating chaos in the general election and that's going to leave 2016 -- oh. the jersey is strong in this one. >> in political language the governor there was sandbagging. actually he was sandbagging. he should have been low balling, that's playing up the skills of the other guy while claiming have you no chance at all. >>> we have talked about how some republicans seem to be running against a president who doesn't actually exist suggesting that president obama is some kind of foreigner with hidden plans to outlaw guns and bring european-style socialism to the u.s. of a. well, back in 2008 focus on the family, a hard rig
christie fields, it look at how come the bay says. let's just shows you the warm air is in place. and the diablo wins are not kicking in. hot temperatures as we approach this afternoon >> concorde and walnut creek is 59 and slowly warming up. 62 in livermore. delta we're getting near the 70 degree mark. tomorrow high pressures and a pullback in cool things down. we do have some relief on the horizon for some of the people dealing with a triple digit weather. but for a 15 degree drop in some of our east bay valleys. things may cool down as well as get a little wet next week. the big heat is a story today eighties around the media bay some nineties out toward the north and sandy east and becomes really impressive as we head towards three in the afternoon. no matter where you are inland you are going to be seen high temperatures. especially out near the delta and fairfield and we're looking at 100 degrees for you. 98 for pleasanton of hundred for livermore puppy surprise the people in danville see triple digits on their from monitors. 80 in san francisco and 80 across the bay in oak
mitt romney turning the polls around? on this week, chris christie says, yes, he expects romney to do just that. >> every time mitt romney has to confronted in this campaign with one of these moments, he has come through in the debate and performed extraordinarily well, laying out his vision clearly and also contrasting himself with whoever his opponent is. so i'm confident you will shaking your head, its brand-new race. >> challengers do very well in debates. we believe governor romney will get more benefit but what we're going to tell the american people is exactly where we are as a country, where we need to go, how we rebuild an economy that makes the middle-class secure. >> carolyn: president's advisories say mitt romney may come up with zingers on wednesday night but that is not something that voters will be basing their vote on. >> critical mass in 300 cities worldwide as the group celebrates two decades of pushing for cyclists rights. in san francisco a farewell bike ride begins at 1:00 this afternoon starting at 16th and heading to ocean beach. friday's massive anniversary rid
that governor romney probably has more benefit out of this debate than we do. >> reporter: chris christie told "face the nation"'s bob schieffer he expects romney to turn in a game-changing performance at wednesday's debate. >> thursday morning you are all going to be scratching your heads and saying, "wow, we have a barn burner now for the next 33 days." >> reporter: today on fox news, his running mate paul ryan admitted the campaign has had some challenges. >> first of all, 47%, mitt acknowledges himself that was an inarticulate way of describing how we are worried in a stagnate obama economy more people are dependent on government. >> despite being down in most polls ryan said the gop ticket will eventually win over voters who are frustrated by a stagnant economy. >> given that we are going to win this. >> reporter: and romney has a lot to gain from a debate says cathleen hall jameison. >> the challenger has the opportunity to establish he is competent to stand up and hold his own against the president of the united states. a challenger who accomplishes that, in effect, wins the first debat
'm just okay. >> but romney backer chris christie didn't get the memo. >> wednesday night the first night of this campaign. >> will this be a game-changer in the election? >>> and "i'm not perfect." arnold schwarzenegger about his marriage, his affairs and the child he fathered with his house keeper. >> i inflicted pain on maria and unbelievable pain on the kids. >> he prepares to release his tell-all memoir today, monday, october 1, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie. live, from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. >> and good morning, welcome to "today" on a monday morning, i'm savannah guthrie. >> i'm david gregory in for matt this morning. >>> the taliban is claiming responsibility for the deadly suicide bombing in eastern afghanistan overnight. >> they were targeting a military patrol in a crowded market. as we said, at least 14 people were killed, 3 americans among the dead. dozens were wounded. this comes one day after the u.s. military death toll in the war reached 2,000. we're going to get a live report, straight ahead. >>> also coming up, a
of this debate than we do. >> reporter: chris christie told "face the nation"'s bob schieffer he expects romney to turn in a game-changing performance at wednesday's debate. >> thursday morning you are all going to be scratching your heads and saying wow, we have a barn burner now for the next 33 days. >> reporter: node on fox news, his running mate paul ryan admitted the campaign has had some challenges. >> first of all, 47%, mitt acknowledges himself that was an inarticulate way of describing how we are worried in that stag nato bama economy more people are dependent on government. >> despite being down in most polls ryan said the gop ticket will eventually win over voters who are frustrated by a stagnant economy. >> given that we are going to win this. >> reporter: and romney has a lot to gain from a debate says cathleen hall jameison. >> the challenger has the opportunity to establish he is competent to stand up and hold his own against the president of the united states. a challenger who accomplishes that, in effect, wins the first debate. >> reporter: romney las been studying for the deba
presidential pick for each of these regions in each of the states. if you pick chris christie that would mean that governor romney was thinking of making a huge play for pennsylvania because new jersey media market is heavily covered in philadelphia suburbs of philadelphia suburbs of the key to philadelphia. christie plays well in the philadelphia suburbs and the plaza national game very welcome back to ameristar and charismatic figure, not likely to be the vice-presidential nominee, but if he is if that means they're going for broke and pennsylvania. of course temple into i personally predict has been predicting for some time will be the vice-presidential nominee. minnesota is a pretty far reach. a republican candidate. we did not carry it in 1980. 1984. of course that was a multitude of walter mondale's home state. twice elected not only has the potential to put minnesota in play, he has enormous appeal in wisconsin and incredible blue-collar roots and ability to connect with people that is rare among elected officials on television and radio. at the key is the best out there. i have interv
you guys are feeling. you probably saw chris christie said it is going to be a whole new day, and the whole campaign is going to start all over. >> he said it is going to turn the whole thing upside down, and we believe chris christie. but the president is focused on speaking to the american people. when the romney campaign says they are going to have a game changer, what does that mean? they will tied or up in ohio? or surging in nevada? we'll see what that means. we don't think the american people are looking for zingers. >> stephanie: yeah exactly. i think one thing the president and the vice president have been doing that is really smart is trying to box mitt romney in on taxes. biden said if governor romney's plan goes into effect it could mean that every one of you would be paying more on your social security. don't you have to force mitt romney to finally give the american people some specifics. >> they haven't had a great week on that front. paul ryan said on sunday that there wasn't enough time to explain it which i think the american people may say
republican new jersey governor chris christie faces off with white house senior advisor david. don't miss "this week " coming up with stephanopoulos. >>> assignments between 175 and $170 for jobs. for more information go to abc7news.com and click on see it on tv. >>> critical mass events are continuing today in more than 300 cities worldwide. as the group celebrates two decades of pushing for cyclists rights. in san francisco a farewell bike ride begins at 1:00 this afternoon. starting at 16th and valencia and heading to ocean beach. friday's massive anniversary ride through san francisco snarled streets during the evening commute, but there were no arrests. >>> bay area moms are supporting a georgia mother who was kicked out of other restaurant after refusing to breastfeed her baby in the restroom. a nurse-in was held at this apple bees in alameda yesterday. a group called mother's right to choose organized the sit-in. >> nation-wide rally to support dawn holland, a mother who was kicked out of a georgia apple bees for breastfeeding her child. the cops were called on her for that. >> app
place this morning at 8:00 when republican new jersey governor chris christie faces off with white house senior advisor david pluff. don't miss "this week" coming up with stephanopoulos. >> critical mass events are continuing in 300 cities. as they push for rights of bicyclists. in fran a farewell bike ride begins at 1:00 this afternoon at 16th and valencia and going to ocean beach. friday's massive 20th anniversary ride through san francisco snarled city streets during the evening commute but there were no arrests. >> new this morning, seem san rafael leaders will consider the county's most strict anti-smoking ordinance to date. it would ban smoking at all apartments and condominiums, in addition to outdoor places like parks and patios. sidewalks would also be off-limits. however the our media partner reports a draft ordinance would allow smoking in those areas if someone is walking while they are smoking. >> snap's expanded plastic bag ban begins tomorrow. you will have to take ten cents for a paper or compostable bag from your retailer. none of them will be allowed to offer you plasti
to slap itself in the forehead when governor chris christie apparently didn't get the expectations memo. >> wednesday night is the restart of the campaign, i think you will see the numbers start to move right back in the other direction. thursday morning, the entire narrative of the race will change. >> reporter: in truth, debates rarely move polls in a significant ways. one notable exception was in 2000. when -- >> that's what a governor gets to do. >> dismissive al gore threw away a five-point lead in the course of three debates. >> romney advisors are just hoping for a solid performance. no knock-outs on wednesday night. >> i don't think one event is going to make or break this campaign. >> romney advisors told me they don't expect that they could level knock-out blow against president obama. the skilled debaters such as he is. always playing the expectation game. bret? >> bret: john, thanks. >> we're just five weeks and one day away from election day. and a little more than 48 hours from the first debate here in colorado. there is more focus than ever on the battleground state, colo
's presidential debate. jack's joining us now with the cafferty file. jack. >> wolf, chris christie says that mitt romney is going to kick president obama's butt in tomorrow night's debate. hey, that's the way the new jersey governor talks. chris christie thinks romney will turn the election upside down, his words, and that it will be a brand new race after the showdown in denver. no surprise romney's people ran right away from chris christie's comments pretty quickly. they're trying to lower expectations, which is how candidates normally approach these things. but let's suppose for a minute that chris christie's right. what would it take for mitt romney to win the debate and change the storyline of this election? 50 million people are expected to tune in. many think tomorrow night is romney's last best chance to turn things around. he's been practicing for the debate for months on top of the practice he got in the almost two dozen primary debates. but here's the challenge, romney has to come off as likable, authentic and show that he can coect with the voters. we've been hearing that for months,
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